The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostTue, 21 Nov 2017en-gb(C) 2017 Global City Media LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngLaw's Uber moment yet to occur<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/laws-uber-moment-yet-to-occur-21360233/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fibre optics.jpg' border='0'/></a>A leading legal entrepreneur says that Big Bang has not happened but that but big money is keeping a close eye on the sector.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/laws-uber-moment-yet-to-occur-21360233/Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:11Husch Blackwell announces 40 lawyer exit<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/husch-blackwell-announces-40-lawyer-exit-31434577/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/18761077_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The St Louis law firm announced the departure of one in five of its lawyers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/husch-blackwell-announces-40-lawyer-exit-31434577/Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:11AI will replace lawyers in fraud cases, director predicts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ai-will-replace-lawyers-in-fraud-cases-director-predicts-24053140/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/fraud3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The head of the SFO says criminal cases will soon be prepared by artificial intelligence instead of lawyers after the agency made major cost savings in a recent bribery investigation using AI instead of barristers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ai-will-replace-lawyers-in-fraud-cases-director-predicts-24053140/Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:11Freshfields moves to reward star performers in lockstep shift<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-moves-to-reward-star-performers-in-lockstep-shift-83968019/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London47.jpg' border='0'/></a>Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer is to overhaul its lockstep system with top performers awarded around &pound;3m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/freshfields-moves-to-reward-star-performers-in-lockstep-shift-83968019/Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:11Dutch lawyer warns companies against using British system for disputes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dutch-lawyer-warns-companies-against-using-british-system-for-disputes-28489178/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/28956770_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>Not only are London courts expensive, there is no certainty post-Brexit, a leading Dutch lawyer argues as the Netherlands prepares to launch an English language Commercial Court.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dutch-lawyer-warns-companies-against-using-british-system-for-disputes-28489178/Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:11US law firms see revenues decline<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-see-revenues-decline-1632720/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/revenues3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The latest report by Wells Fargo reveals that growth is slowing for many of the top 200 law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-law-firms-see-revenues-decline-1632720/Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:11Law firm performance not measured by many corporates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-performance-not-measured-by-many-corporates-12697439/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Measure.jpg' border='0'/></a>Many corporates do not formally measure law firm performance, according to a poll by US legal operators.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-performance-not-measured-by-many-corporates-12697439/Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:11Keystone Law to float on London Stock Exchange<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/keystone-law-to-float-on-london-stock-exchange-32578634/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London Stock Exchange (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The 'disruptive' law firm is looking to raise &pound;15m as it becomes the third firm to go public.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/keystone-law-to-float-on-london-stock-exchange-32578634/Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:11Dentons launches general counsel consultancy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-launches-general-counsel-consultancy-58863404/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Innovation3.jpg' border='0'/></a>With 50 ex-Gcs on hand to advise on law departments on innovation, processes and legal spend, Nextlaw will operate as a consultancy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-launches-general-counsel-consultancy-58863404/Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:11Weightmans posts record results driven by technology focus<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/weightmans-posts-record-results-driven-by-technology-focus-96683167/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/revenue3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK law firm has restructured and adopted a new strategy as it also announces a new group finance director with a business and technology background.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/weightmans-posts-record-results-driven-by-technology-focus-96683167/Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:11Mewburn Ellis cements European status with Munich office opening<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mewburn-ellis-cements-european-status-with-munich-office-opening-78911048/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/37196086_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>As the UK faces IP limbo over Brexit, Mewburn Ellis is the latest firm to open offices on the European mainland.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mewburn-ellis-cements-european-status-with-munich-office-opening-78911048/Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:11Exigent shifts focus from LPO to strategy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/exigent-shifts-focus-from-lpo-to-strategy-61054316/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Blockchain (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The alternative services provider is looking to redefine LPO and focus on strategy and bespoke technology solutions incorporating artificial intelligence and blockchain.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/exigent-shifts-focus-from-lpo-to-strategy-61054316/Wed, 15 Nov 2017 12:11Employers fail to follow social media protocols<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/employers-fail-to-follow-social-media-protocols-22098096/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_186292982 (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Employers are failing on a number of counts when it comes to dealing with social media issues.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/employers-fail-to-follow-social-media-protocols-22098096/Fri, 17 Nov 2017 11:11ACC elects HP's Murphy Ives as European president<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/acc-elects-hps-murphy-ives-as-european-president-6810718/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HP (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Christopher Murphy Ives of Hewlett Packard has been elected ACC's new European president.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/acc-elects-hps-murphy-ives-as-european-president-6810718/Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-89817254/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/27694069_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-89817254/Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:11Small goes large on legal spend<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/small-goes-large-on-legal-spend-60476805/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/highlegalspend.jpg' border='0'/></a>Small legal departments are spending more on law firms and look set up up their budgets in 2018.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/small-goes-large-on-legal-spend-60476805/Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:11Law firms increase billing rates<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-increase-billing-rates-45047108/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/revenue4.jpg' border='0'/></a>Demand has softened for law firms as billing rates increase. However, according to Altman Weil, there may be better news on the horizen next year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-increase-billing-rates-45047108/Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:11Leigh Day seeks &pound;5 million towards costs over Iraq case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leigh-day-seeks-5-million-towards-costs-over-iraq-case-24014992/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/iraq.jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm is demanding the regulator pays two thirds of costs incurred successfully defending itself and its lawyers over misconduct claims regarding Iraq atrocity cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/leigh-day-seeks-5-million-towards-costs-over-iraq-case-24014992/Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:11Lady Chatterley's Lover barrister dies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lady-chatterleys-lover-barrister-dies-33337542/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Howard Marks (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Jeremy Hutchinson was said to be one of the greatest advocates of the 20th Century and the inspiration for Rumpole of the Old Bailey.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lady-chatterleys-lover-barrister-dies-33337542/Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:11UK courts side with banks over small businesses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-courts-side-with-banks-over-small-businesses-88379222/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/64959600_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The English common law is failing small businesses when it comes to dealing with bank contracts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-courts-side-with-banks-over-small-businesses-88379222/Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:11Global law firms can't survive on FX alone, warns PwC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/global-law-firms-cant-survive-on-fx-alone-warns-pwc-88351521/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fx.jpg' border='0'/></a>With foreign exchange movements accounting for half of the profit growth in the top 10 UK firms, PwC warns that fundamental action is needed.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/global-law-firms-cant-survive-on-fx-alone-warns-pwc-88351521/Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:11Clients are 'biggest competitors' to law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-are-biggest-competitors-to-law-firms-64333146/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/technology (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are facing competition for work from their tech savvy and well resourced clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/clients-are-biggest-competitors-to-law-firms-64333146/Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:11Guernsey defends offshore regime<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/guernsey-defends-offshore-regime-30705720/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/guernsey.jpg' border='0'/></a>The CEO of Guernsey has defended its regulatory regime in the aftermath of the Paradise Papers storm following the release of information from files belonging to law firm Appleby.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/guernsey-defends-offshore-regime-30705720/Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:11Law Society moves to defend legal professional privilege<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-moves-to-defend-legal-professional-privilege-53071708/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/59241911_s.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Law Society has made a bid to intervene in the landmark ENRC privilege case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-moves-to-defend-legal-professional-privilege-53071708/Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:11Herbert Smith is 'owed nearly &pound;1 million' after collapse of Bell Pottinger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/herbert-smith-is-owed-nearly-1-million-after-collapse-of-bell-pottinger-28629704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/london (8)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firm Herbert Smith Freehills is reported to be one of the biggest creditors of the PR firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/herbert-smith-is-owed-nearly-1-million-after-collapse-of-bell-pottinger-28629704/Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:11Uber decision puts gig economy companies 'on notice'<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uber-decision-puts-gig-economy-companies-on-notice-74286953/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/71008220_s1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Employment Tribunal Appeal has dismissed Uber's appeal against the decision that its drivers are workers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uber-decision-puts-gig-economy-companies-on-notice-74286953/Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:11The Chinese art and antique market in Britain: challenges and opportunities<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-chinese-art-and-antique-market-in-britain-challenges-and-opportunities-98788121/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chinese design.jpg' border='0'/></a>From authentication to legislation, China's ascent in art and antiques presents a host of challenges and opportunities for legislative innovation, says Lauren Xandra.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/the-chinese-art-and-antique-market-in-britain-challenges-and-opportunities-98788121/Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:11Heuking Kühn picks up FPS team in Frankfurt<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/heuking-kühn-picks-up-fps-team-in-frankfurt-62380699/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Frankfurt (3)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Notary and tax lawyer Dr Uwe Hartmann and his team have exited FPS to join Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek in Frankfurt.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/heuking-kühn-picks-up-fps-team-in-frankfurt-62380699/Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:11Star lawyers are key to profitability for law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/star-lawyers-are-key-to-profitability-for-law-firms-63245283/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Stars (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Not only do star performers share clients in a meaningful way, but they are connected, modern and emotionally intelligent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/star-lawyers-are-key-to-profitability-for-law-firms-63245283/Fri, 10 Nov 2017 14:11Eversheds wins airline trade association work for two years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-wins-airline-trade-association-work-for-two-years-87868115/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/shutterstock_655339639.jpg' border='0'/></a>IATA has re-appointed the law firm as its lead advisor across four regions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/eversheds-wins-airline-trade-association-work-for-two-years-87868115/Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:11Japan needs to empower general counsel<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/japan-needs-to-empower-general-counsel-5238886/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Japan6.jpg' border='0'/></a>Corporate scandals will only be avoided in Japan if general counsel get more respect from their companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/japan-needs-to-empower-general-counsel-5238886/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:11Less than half companies negotiate rates with employment law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/less-than-half-companies-negotiate-rates-with-employment-law-firms-36917944/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/dollars (2)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Companies negotiating with employment law firms get 11 per cent discount on average.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/less-than-half-companies-negotiate-rates-with-employment-law-firms-36917944/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:11East Africa ready to compete with the world's best for arbitration<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/east-africa-ready-to-compete-with-the-worlds-best-for-arbitration-77729763/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boardroom (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>African disputes should be settled in Africa and not in the boardroooms of Europe, says Evans Monari of Bowmans in Kenya.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/east-africa-ready-to-compete-with-the-worlds-best-for-arbitration-77729763/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:11HFW formalises alliance with Jakarta law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hfw-formalises-alliance-with-jakarta-law-firm-3468503/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/jakarta.jpg' border='0'/></a>The tie-up will strengthen the firm's Indonesian offering across a range of areas.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hfw-formalises-alliance-with-jakarta-law-firm-3468503/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:11Locke Lord fined &pound;500,000 by Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/locke-lord-fined-500000-by-solicitors-disciplinary-tribunal-54414224/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London (4)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a first, the London arm of the US firm was found to have lacked integrity in its conduct.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/locke-lord-fined-500000-by-solicitors-disciplinary-tribunal-54414224/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 17:11More work goes in-house as internal legal technology improves<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/more-work-goes-in-house-as-internal-legal-technology-improves-85213483/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tech (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are missing out on work as legal departments rate their teams higher.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/more-work-goes-in-house-as-internal-legal-technology-improves-85213483/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 16:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-63910028/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Deutsche1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-63910028/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:11Artifical intelligence should be regulated<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/artifical-intelligence-should-be-regulated-80946647/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/artificial intelligence (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>As the use of artificial intelligence systems expand, experts are calling for regulation to protect rights against machine decisions.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/artifical-intelligence-should-be-regulated-80946647/Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:11White men rule the roost at NY law firms despite slight improvement on diversity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white-men-rule-the-roost-at-ny-law-firms-despite-slight-improvement-on-diversity-52996231/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/41883257_s (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Women and minority lawyers are moving up the rung in New York law firms but white men still represent 77 per cent of equity partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/white-men-rule-the-roost-at-ny-law-firms-despite-slight-improvement-on-diversity-52996231/Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:11Appleby fights back after intense media coverage of data hack<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/appleby-fights-back-after-intense-media-coverage-of-data-hack-53333047/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/cybersecurity (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The beleaguered law firm says the information was the result of a sophisticated hack.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/appleby-fights-back-after-intense-media-coverage-of-data-hack-53333047/Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:11Mofo former chair departs to manage recruitment consultancy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mofo-former-chair-departs-to-manage-recruitment-consultancy-75254420/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/san fran1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Keith Wetmore hired over 100 lateral partners during his tenure running Morrison & Foerster.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mofo-former-chair-departs-to-manage-recruitment-consultancy-75254420/Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:11Businesses challenging trade mark applications hits new high<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/businesses-challenging-trade-mark-applications-hits-new-high-73245228/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Trademark (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Attempts by businesses to block trade mark applications have hit a new high, part of the broader trend for businesses to more robustly defend their brands.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/businesses-challenging-trade-mark-applications-hits-new-high-73245228/Tue, 07 Nov 2017 07:11Fieldfisher in tie-up with Belfast derivatives law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-in-tie-up-with-belfast-derivatives-law-firm-58367561/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Belfast10.jpg' border='0'/></a>Fieldfisher has partnered with Northern Ireland's DCL to create a range of alternative legal solutions and is also looking south to Dublin.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fieldfisher-in-tie-up-with-belfast-derivatives-law-firm-58367561/Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:11It's not business as usual when selling law firm services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/its-not-business-as-usual-when-selling-law-firm-services-46744317/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/chess3.jpg' border='0'/></a>With legal departments now competing for work with their erstwhile external advisors, the game has changed and law firms have to take a long hard look at their wares, says Terralex executive director Terri Pepper Gavulic.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/its-not-business-as-usual-when-selling-law-firm-services-46744317/Wed, 08 Nov 2017 18:11Law firms up spend on marketing and BD<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-up-spend-on-marketing-and-bd-49587781/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/business dev1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A greater demand for specialist services and more pressure to increase revenue has seen most law firms up their marketing and BD budgets.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-up-spend-on-marketing-and-bd-49587781/Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:11Latham & Watkins pull in top DLA team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham--watkins-pull-in-top-dla-team-75953110/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Madrid1.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has lost one of its top billers with the defection of global co-chair Juan Picón to Lathams.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/latham--watkins-pull-in-top-dla-team-75953110/Fri, 03 Nov 2017 12:11BigLaw benefits as automation cuts legal jobs by 20 per cent<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-benefits-as-automation-cuts-legal-jobs-by-20-per-cent-51934393/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47899583_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal jobs will decline by 20 per cent as automation takes hold of the legal marketplace but productivity will grow.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/biglaw-benefits-as-automation-cuts-legal-jobs-by-20-per-cent-51934393/Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:11London must hasten its plans for a new tech friendly court<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-must-hasten-its-plans-for-a-new-tech-friendly-court-93419975/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/City of London.jpg' border='0'/></a>The clock is ticking on plans to create a new London court if London is to remain a premier legal hub post-Brexit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/london-must-hasten-its-plans-for-a-new-tech-friendly-court-93419975/Fri, 03 Nov 2017 11:11Legal professional privilege - who's asking?<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/legal-professional-privilege---whos-asking-35350137/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Courts1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Has legal professional privilege had a temporary reprieve in the recent ENRC judgment or is it the start of a reversal of fortunes, asks Ben Pilbrow.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/legal-professional-privilege---whos-asking-35350137/Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:11Elevate joins forces with asb law to transform mid-market legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/elevate-joins-forces-with-asb-law-to-transform-mid-market-legal-services-17750998/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tech (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>A unique partnership between asb law and law company Elevate has opened up new opportunities for the SME law firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/elevate-joins-forces-with-asb-law-to-transform-mid-market-legal-services-17750998/Thu, 02 Nov 2017 14:11Shanghai's AllBright joins forces with Bird & Bird<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shanghais-allbright-joins-forces-with-bird--bird-89455876/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Shanghai8.jpg' border='0'/></a>AllBright is expanding internationally through its deal with Bird & Bird and has set up a European base in the UK firm's London office.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/shanghais-allbright-joins-forces-with-bird--bird-89455876/Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:11GCs seek big role in defining corporate culture<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-seek-big-role-in-defining-corporate-culture-37406280/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Boardroom (3)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>General counsel are looking to play a key role influencing corporate culture in companies.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gcs-seek-big-role-in-defining-corporate-culture-37406280/Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:11Listed law firm Gordon Dadds acquires energy company<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/listed-law-firm-gordon-dadds-acquires-energy-company-19958027/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/London Stock Exchange (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm has made its first acquisition since its August listing in London.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/listed-law-firm-gordon-dadds-acquires-energy-company-19958027/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:11Law firms: Empower your BD and marketing teams<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-empower-your-bd-and-marketing-teams-11294352/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Marketing.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms need to wake up to the potential of business development and marketing, says Reign Lee, director of the Law Firm Marketing Summit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-empower-your-bd-and-marketing-teams-11294352/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:11Foley & Lardner in merger talks with Gardere Wynne Sewell<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foley--lardner-in-merger-talks-with-gardere-wynne-sewell-26324331/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger10.jpg' border='0'/></a>In a busy year for law firm mergers and acquisitions, US law firm Foley & Lardner is reported to be in talks with a Texan firm as Bond Dickinson Womble completes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foley--lardner-in-merger-talks-with-gardere-wynne-sewell-26324331/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:11Male lawyers get promoted over women, McKinsey says<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/male-lawyers-get-promoted-over-women-mckinsey-says-56167958/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/gender.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms fall below industry averages when it comes to retaining women lawyers, the consultancy finds in its inaugural law firm report.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/male-lawyers-get-promoted-over-women-mckinsey-says-56167958/Thu, 02 Nov 2017 11:11CLOC launches European institute<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/cloc-launches-european-institute-43947770/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/organisation.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium is launching the first institute in Europe as more companies appoint legal operators.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/cloc-launches-european-institute-43947770/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:11Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-18950998/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pepsi.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-18950998/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:11PepsiCo general counsel exits for Uber<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/pepsico-general-counsel-exits-for-uber-43380261/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Uber1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Tony West joins the troubled company saying a culture of compliance will be one of his top priorities.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/pepsico-general-counsel-exits-for-uber-43380261/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:11More GCs than ever seek non-executive board roles<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/more-gcs-than-ever-seek-non-executive-board-roles-28087836/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/boardroom13.jpg' border='0'/></a>GCs are actively considering joining the boardroom, preferably in another company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/more-gcs-than-ever-seek-non-executive-board-roles-28087836/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:11AI beats top London lawyers on financial claim query<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ai-beats-top-london-lawyers-on-financial-claim-query-62621294/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/artificial intelligence (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>An artificial intelligence system has roundly beaten leading lawyers in London in a competition to predict financial mis-selling.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ai-beats-top-london-lawyers-on-financial-claim-query-62621294/Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:10Dentons formalises union with Maclay Murray & Spens<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-formalises-union-with-maclay-murray--spens-5452219/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Scotland1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Scottish law firm is now part of Dentons which is seeking to grow its UK market share as well as offer a low-cost base.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dentons-formalises-union-with-maclay-murray--spens-5452219/Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:10Disputes decline but legal spend increases<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/disputes-decline-but-legal-spend-increases-87690650/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyberlaw.jpg' border='0'/></a>Spending on disputes relative to revenue has increased despite a decline in the overall number.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/disputes-decline-but-legal-spend-increases-87690650/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:11Turkey targets foreign investment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/turkey-targets-foreign-investment-57200729/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Turkey.jpg' border='0'/></a>New developments in Turkey could reignite an appetite for foreign investment into the region.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/turkey-targets-foreign-investment-57200729/Wed, 01 Nov 2017 12:11Quinn Emanuel picks up August Debouzy white collar team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-picks-up-august-debouzy-white-collar-team-954064/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Paris (2)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>US law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired a litigation and white collar team from Paris law firm August Debouzy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/quinn-emanuel-picks-up-august-debouzy-white-collar-team-954064/Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:10Law firms fail to engage with BD and marketing<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-fail-to-engage-with-bd-and-marketing-72361552/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/profit (5).jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are still not getting to grips with business development and marketing despite pressure to improve profits.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-fail-to-engage-with-bd-and-marketing-72361552/Tue, 31 Oct 2017 11:10Pavia e Ansaldo team defect to DWF for new office launch in Milan<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pavia-e-ansaldo-team-defect-to-dwf-for-new-office-launch-in-milan-39276221/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Milan4.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Italian group is the latest to join DWF as it continues to develop its international presence.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pavia-e-ansaldo-team-defect-to-dwf-for-new-office-launch-in-milan-39276221/Mon, 30 Oct 2017 15:10Castren & Snellman partner takes up first ever advocacy post<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/castren--snellman-partner-takes-up-first-ever-advocacy-post-94642812/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/helsinki1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Tuomas Lehtinen is to become the first professor of practice in advocacy in the University of Helsinki, the first of its kind in the world.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/castren--snellman-partner-takes-up-first-ever-advocacy-post-94642812/Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:10Kobre & Kim sets up in Shanghai<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kobre--kim-sets-up-in-shanghai-74617001/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Shanghai12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The New York law firm is going against the trend which saw a number of US law firms close down in China.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kobre--kim-sets-up-in-shanghai-74617001/Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:10Five partners exit Andrews Kurth to join Sidley Austin in Houston<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/five-partners-exit-andrews-kurth-to-join-sidley-austin-in-houston-3361871/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/32773225_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>The team specialise in capital markets and M&A, particularly in the energy market.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/five-partners-exit-andrews-kurth-to-join-sidley-austin-in-houston-3361871/Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:10Few law firm leaders are admired and no-one owns the spotlight<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/few-law-firm-leaders-are-admired-and-no-one-owns-the-spotlight-49365222/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Leadership (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Only Gibson Dunn's Ken Doran, Paul Weiss's Brad Karp and Denton's Elliott Portnoy have been recognised in the latest Leader's Pulse list.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/few-law-firm-leaders-are-admired-and-no-one-owns-the-spotlight-49365222/Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:10Fortune and FTSE firms to spend millions gearing up for GDPR compliance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fortune-and-ftse-firms-to-spend-millions-gearing-up-for-gdpr-compliance-40633197/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Data (4).jpg' border='0'/></a>FTSE and Fortune firms will spend on average &pound;430,000 and $1 million respectively on technology alone to ensure compliance with the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR),http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fortune-and-ftse-firms-to-spend-millions-gearing-up-for-gdpr-compliance-40633197/Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:10Partner exits cast shadow over Clyde & Co merger talks with US firm Sedgwick<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partner-exits-cast-shadow-over-clyde--co-merger-talks-with-us-firm-sedgwick-74182552/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (4)3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Clyde & Co's talks have suffered a setback as partners exit US insurance law firm Sedgwick.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/partner-exits-cast-shadow-over-clyde--co-merger-talks-with-us-firm-sedgwick-74182552/Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:10Reince Priebus takes up job at Milwaukee law firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reince-priebus-takes-up-job-at-milwaukee-law-firm-44753213/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/31581943_s (1).jpg' border='0'/></a>The ex-White House chief of staff has returned to his former law firm Michael Best & Friedrich.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/reince-priebus-takes-up-job-at-milwaukee-law-firm-44753213/Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:10Cuatrecasas targets Chinese investment in Southern Europe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cuatrecasas-targets-chinese-investment-in-southern-europe-3850603/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/China (5)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Iberian firm, which launched in Shanghai ten years ago, is expanding its Chinese practice with a new office in Beijing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/cuatrecasas-targets-chinese-investment-in-southern-europe-3850603/Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:10Chinese new silk road worth $350 bn in next five years<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/chinese-new-silk-road-worth-$350-bn-in-next-five-years-76465373/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New Silk Road.jpg' border='0'/></a>New international partners are being sought for this fast-growing project which will cover 69 per cent of the world's population, a new report from Baker & McKenzie says.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/chinese-new-silk-road-worth-$350-bn-in-next-five-years-76465373/Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:10K&L Gates sets up own private blockchain<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kl-gates-sets-up-own-private-blockchain-87437362/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Blockchain (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>The law firm is working with a technology company to create intelligent contracts and other legaltech applications for clients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kl-gates-sets-up-own-private-blockchain-87437362/Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:10Appleby caught up in latest data leak storm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/appleby-caught-up-in-latest-data-leak-storm-88286449/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyber_eye_cropped.jpg' border='0'/></a>The offshore law firm has issued a statement in response to media enquiries over the leaked information.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/appleby-caught-up-in-latest-data-leak-storm-88286449/Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:10Regulatory compliance risk is major worry for companies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/regulatory-compliance-risk-is-major-worry-for-companies-64996399/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Regulatory compliance.jpg' border='0'/></a>Over half of businesses say they are unprepared to deal with regulatory compliance risk.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/regulatory-compliance-risk-is-major-worry-for-companies-64996399/Wed, 25 Oct 2017 13:10Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-59943358/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Gaming.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the globe.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-59943358/Wed, 25 Oct 2017 08:10General counsel and CEO convicted at trial for $3.5bn payday lending scheme<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-and-ceo-convicted-at-trial-for-$35bn-payday-lending-scheme-2034575/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/New York (11)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The duo could face prison over the scheme which was charging interest rates of up to 1000 per cent.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/general-counsel-and-ceo-convicted-at-trial-for-$35bn-payday-lending-scheme-2034575/Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:10HSF snaps up Simmons & Simmons IP head for Milan launch<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-snaps-up-simmons--simmons-ip-head-for-milan-launch-71142774/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Milan (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The firm is opening its first office in Italy with a four strong team from its rival.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hsf-snaps-up-simmons--simmons-ip-head-for-milan-launch-71142774/Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:10Independent NewLaw firms join forces to challenge global law firm model<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/independent-newlaw-firms-join-forces-to-challenge-global-law-firm-model-85701806/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Network2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The three NewLaw law firms say their model is a direct challenge to large global law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/independent-newlaw-firms-join-forces-to-challenge-global-law-firm-model-85701806/Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:10Charles Russell sports team departs to set up Northridge<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charles-russell-sports-team-departs-to-set-up-northridge-98486807/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Arsenal.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the UK's largest sports law practices has suffered a mass defection.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/charles-russell-sports-team-departs-to-set-up-northridge-98486807/Tue, 24 Oct 2017 10:10Crowell & Moring defeated chair exits the firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/crowell--moring-defeated-chair-exits-the-firm-60430721/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Washington (4)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The defeated candidate, Angela Style, had held the post for two years before being beaten by Philip Inglima.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/crowell--moring-defeated-chair-exits-the-firm-60430721/Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:10Kennedys adds Bermuda law firm to its network<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-adds-bermuda-law-firm-to-its-network-8265911/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bermuda (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>Kennedys has teamed up with the Bermuda office of Sedgwick Chudleigh in its latest international move.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kennedys-adds-bermuda-law-firm-to-its-network-8265911/Tue, 24 Oct 2017 11:10UK to set up &pound;650m legal services marketplace for public sector commercial law advice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-to-set-up-650m-legal-services-marketplace-for-public-sector-commercial-law-advice-53533684/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Procurement (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The UK has unveiled proposals to create a marketplace for government bodies across the board to procure commercial legal advice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/uk-to-set-up-650m-legal-services-marketplace-for-public-sector-commercial-law-advice-53533684/Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:10Law firms Wiggin and Redd join forces to create IP powerhouse<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-wiggin-and-redd-join-forces-to-create-ip-powerhouse-25701330/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/merger (9)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The combined practice will form a 20 strong IP team across Wiggin's offices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-wiggin-and-redd-join-forces-to-create-ip-powerhouse-25701330/Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:10KWM adds boutique to German operation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-adds-boutique-to-german-operation-86766942/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Frankfurt (3)1.jpg' border='0'/></a>King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) has picked up the five-lawyer team of a boutique firm in Mainz, Germany.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kwm-adds-boutique-to-german-operation-86766942/Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:10Individual lawyer's reputation tops GC list when selecting law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/individual-lawyers-reputation-tops-gc-list-when-selecting-law-firms-62885821/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Reputation (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>Reputation has eclipsed price when it comes to picking a law firm, according to the latest GC Excellence Report.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/individual-lawyers-reputation-tops-gc-list-when-selecting-law-firms-62885821/Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:10Australia on track for automation renaissance<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-on-track-for-automation-renaissance-80785839/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Robotics1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Robotics and automation will improve manufacturing in Australia whilst wiping out work in some emerging markets, says law firm Corrs.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/australia-on-track-for-automation-renaissance-80785839/Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:10Law firms struggle with the digital age<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-struggle-with-the-digital-age-56282928/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/digital5.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are finding it difficult to differentiate their offerings as they cannot innovate like other businesses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-struggle-with-the-digital-age-56282928/Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:10Fragomen set to establish an office in Dublin<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fragomen-set-to-establish-an-office-in-dublin-26349076/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dublin (2).jpg' border='0'/></a>The immigration law firm is the latest firm to secure a base in the lead up to Brexit.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/fragomen-set-to-establish-an-office-in-dublin-26349076/Thu, 19 Oct 2017 16:10Sellers beware. How 'big data' will shift the balance from law firms to clients<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/sellers-beware-how-big-data-will-shift-the-balance-from-law-firms-to-clients-13180015/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/data (7).jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms had better watch out. Clients now have inside information on law firms with decades of data on price and purchasing power, says Jaap Bosman, author of Death of a Law Firm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/sellers-beware-how-big-data-will-shift-the-balance-from-law-firms-to-clients-13180015/Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:10ContractPod creates world first AI contract analyst<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/contractpod-creates-world-first-ai-contract-analyst-1164829/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/47899583_s_300x180.jpg' border='0'/></a>A company has launched what it describes as the world's first end-to-end artificially intelligent contract analyst.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/contractpod-creates-world-first-ai-contract-analyst-1164829/Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:10How legal is Catalonia's declaration of independence?<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/how-legal-is-catalonias-declaration-of-independence-62163292/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Catalonia.jpg' border='0'/></a>Much has been said on Catalonia's declaration of independence from Spain. But is it legal? Alfonso Valero, principal lecturer in law at Nottingham Law School, considers the case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/commentary/how-legal-is-catalonias-declaration-of-independence-62163292/Thu, 19 Oct 2017 10:10Mumbai and Delhi law firms join forces<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mumbai-and-delhi-law-firms-join-forces-57264582/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Merger (8)2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The merger will create an 80 lawyer firm on 1 November.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/mumbai-and-delhi-law-firms-join-forces-57264582/Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:10SME law firms hold back from tech investment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sme-law-firms-hold-back-from-tech-investment-26607023/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/technology (3).jpg' border='0'/></a>SME law firms are falling behind in their use of technology by failing to invest, jeopardising their business, a new report says.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/sme-law-firms-hold-back-from-tech-investment-26607023/Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:10PwC head of legal services steps down<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pwc-head-of-legal-services-steps-down-60889109/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/pwc1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shirley Brookes is stepping down and will be replaced by Ed Stacey as head of legal serviceshttp://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/pwc-head-of-legal-services-steps-down-60889109/Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:10NetApp legal department recognised for legal technology skills<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/netapp-legal-department-recognised-for-legal-technology-skills-72390909/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/NetApp.jpg' border='0'/></a>NetApp's legal department has become the first in-house legal department to receive a legal technology certificate.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/netapp-legal-department-recognised-for-legal-technology-skills-72390909/Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:10